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Event Date: 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:00am

Event Location: 

Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 412-East

Contact Info: 

Brittaini Maul, Project Assistant, Evidence Based Health Policy Project, La Follette School of Public Affairs

Creating Policies for a Dementia-Friendly State- An EBHPP Capitol Briefing

The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) presents a Capitol Briefing on Communities as Caregivers: Policies for a Dementia-Friendly State with Opening Remarks from State Representative Mike Rohrkaste.

Governments, businesses, health care providers, and other groups must increasingly find ways to recognize the needs and strengths of individuals dealing with aging-associated diseases in the community. Join the EBHPP for a Capitol Briefing on strategies to create aging- and dementia-friendly communities in Wisconsin. Panelists from UW-Madison and state, tribal and local governments will discuss current data, programs, and policies for lawmakers and others to consider.

The panel will feature:

  • Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi - Assistant Professor UW-Madison School of Nursing
  • Lisa Bratzke - Assistant Professor, UW-Madison School of Nursing
  • Gina Green-Harris - Director, Regional Milwaukee Office UWSMPH Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute
  • Debbie Miller - Tribal Dementia Care Specialist, Oneida Nation Comprehensive Health Division
  • Carrie Molke - Director, Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Joy Schmidt - Dementia Care Specialist, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County

Advance registration is recommended

Visit www.evidencebasedhealthpolicy.org

Supplemental Materials: 
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